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10 Smart Locker Benefits for Day Use

10 Smart Locker Benefits for Day Use

The office is transforming to accommodate a rise in remote work and a preference for flexibility. Many employees are spending more time away from the office, using coworking spaces, and taking opportunities to travel. But as they’re coming and going, employees and other visitors need a safe place to stow their belongings for the day. Here are 10 smart locker benefits that make the perfect day-use solution.

#1 Secure

Smart lockers give guests peace of mind. Heavy-duty, tamper-proof features and automatically-generated unique passcodes prevent unauthorized access, and the system keeps track of every transaction to ensure nothing gets lost or stolen.

#2 Convenient

A simple, user-friendly workflow makes it a breeze for employees and visitors to reserve and use the lockers as needed. And it takes just seconds to drop off or pick up items on the way to their next destination.

#3 Contactless

Smart lockers are part of the new normal. They help corporations support social distancing by allowing employees and visitors to secure their items all on their own, without staff assistance. They also reduce touchpoints — users can trigger the auto-open locker doors from a mobile app, so they don’t need to use a shared touchscreen.

#4 Clean

To help minimize the spread of pathogens, admins can put lockers on hold for cleaning between uses. The lockers are easy to wipe down and disinfect, and optional add-ons like antimicrobial materials and UV sanitation help speed up the process.

#5 Customized

With a wide variety of locker types, sizes, and configurations, smart lockers can handle almost anything. And they come in countless colors and materials to blend into a business’ brand or stand out with an eye-catching design.

#6 Space-saving

No need to set aside extra rooms for guest items. Smart lockers bring safe storage to shared spaces like lobbies and hallways so they’re easily accessible.

#7 Time-saving

Because of the self-serve nature of smart lockers, businesses won’t need to designate staff to manage and monitor belongings, saving time and cutting down on operational costs.

#8 Tech-powered

Employees are always looking for technology that helps them accomplish more during the workday — and smart lockers deliver. The technology behind smart lockers supports integrations with other company systems, further boosting simplicity, convenience, and efficiency.

#9 Automated

From text and email notifications to package sensors to real-time analytics, smart lockers include fully automated features that take all the guesswork out of temporary storage.

#10 Flexible

The workplace is constantly changing to keep up with the trends. So while businesses might need day-use lockers today, they might be looking for a new solution tomorrow. The good news is smart lockers easily adapt to the ever-evolving workplace. Using the same platform, companies can manage package and food deliveries, facilitate the transfer of IT assets, help onboard employees, and so much more.

So there are our 10 smart locker benefits for day use. Smart lockers can also provide temporary storage for hotels, libraries, universities, and many other places.

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The Era of Smart Lockers

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Smart Lockers Today, Efficiency Tomorrow

Like any revolutionary new industry player, smart lockers go by many names. Accountable mailboxes, package management lockers, intelligent storage boxes, automated parcel delivery systems and so on. But the one thing these names are all referring to is simple; technologically advanced, “smart” lockers.

Imagine this, you’re in your apartment building waiting for your brand new phone to come in. You’ve received an email and text, saying it arrived at your building’s mailroom. Anything bigger than an envelope will have to be checked-in to the parcel delivery room, where you can only pick up your package from 9 am to 6 pm. Someone might take your package by mistake, or worse yet, take it willingly. The only alternative would be to physically wait for your package and sign off on the delivery in person. You’re waiting and waiting, and still waiting. You’re thinking, “what a nightmare, is this 2019 or 1919?”

Now picture that same mailroom lined with a seamless wall of lockers, smart lockers. The mailman comes in, chooses an open locker that fits your package, and you’re notified exactly when and where your package was delivered, ready for pick up 24/7. Forget about losing track of the keys or having your package misplaced, the locker can only be opened through either your phone’s Bluetooth or your building’s RFID key. Using auditing software like Gantner’s GAT Relaxx or Lowe & Fletcher’s RAS (Remote Allocation System), the locker manager can reconfigure any locker and issue a key whenever one is open to use and can even track the history of that locker’s previous users. You’ll know who exactly came to drop-off and pick-up the package with the smart lockers’ security cameras overlooking the entire wall and its interface. More security, more convenience, more relief.

Adaptability for Any Industry

Parcel delivery is not the only use smart lockers have. Businesses, schools, gyms, even amusement parks are using these as day-use lockers for their flexibility and ease of use. Durable line-powered, programmable, or battery-operated steel lockers are perfect for those environments where you’re constantly reassigning users. Endless PIN, RFID, or even WiFi key and lock combinations can be configured for top-of-the-line security. Smart lockers can also add phone and laptop chargers through line-powered, programmable, or battery-operated systems. Modern offices today need to be adaptable, flexible, and adjustable for happy and effective employees.

Smart lockers can save you even more space with their nearly endless configurations. Integrate them into a blank wall, divide the room with a locker wall partition, or create an island of lockers which doubles as a collaborative workspace. The locker layout can include modern building features like spontaneous meeting spaces for critical ideation and TV screens displaying important company announcements.

Options and Customization

Customize your locker, your way. Companies like Spacesaver who manufacture high-quality smart locker and day-use locker systems offer the highest level of customizations. Choose from:

  • steel lockers
  • high-pressure laminate lockers
  • hidden hinges
  • locker number tags
  • vented lockers
  • recessed or flush base
  • sloped tops
  • interior shelves
  • interior coat hooks
  • standard 24″, 36″, 54″, 60″, and 72″ heights
  • a broad range of finishes

Need different size options? If these don’t fit what you need, custom locker sizes come in 1″ increments, so you’ll always find the perfect fit. Also as important is choosing a lock type that exactly fits your needs. Popular locker options include:

The options are limitless. Even if it’s not listed, a lock of your choice can be custom-fitted to any locker system. Every locker comes with the same level of security and satisfaction, no matter the choice of door finish, material, locker size, or lock type.

Change Your Space from Chaos to Relief

Now that you’re a tech-savvy guru on the subject of smart lockers, you’re miles ahead of the competition. Companies focus on what they’re good at — healthcare, sports, public safety, farming, education — but rarely are they thinking of the amount of space they’re outgrowing. That’s where a space solution company like Bradford Systems can help. Our focus isn’t simply to see how much empty space you can stuff into your environment. Your empty space will quickly become cluttered again without good organization. The goal of modern storage systems is to alleviate your storage from a state of chaos to relief.

So, if you’re ready to find out how much more space and effort you can save using less time and money, contact Bradford Systems today or call (630)350-3453 and get your storage problem solved.